Accuracy of Battlefield Information
Producer House Oversight CommitteeLanguage English
House Oversight Committee - Product 197779-1-DVD- Accuracy of Battlefield Information - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Witnesses testified about U.S. Army reports and media accounts of two incidents involving personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early years of military combat in the region. Football star and Army Corporal Pat Tillman's family testified about disinformation and misleading explanations given to them and the media about the incident in which Cpl. Tillman was killed by friendly fire. Former Private Jessica Lynch testified about her capture in Iraq and exaggerations about her heroism provided to the media by Army officials. A second panel of military officials testified about the investigations into the incidents, findings of the inquiry, procedures used to obtain testimony from witnesses, and decisions about how to offer the stories to the media. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/197779-1
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